March 8, 2012

MFW: A breakdown of the best shoes from Fashion Week


OBSESSED: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012

Dolce & Gabbana's fall 2012 collection will no doubt be as popular as the spring 2012 collection.  The looks are all sure to make women look sophisticated and chic, and I loved the Renaissance references on purses, the statement earrings and the amazing crowns.  Also, the shoes remind me of what would happen if Marzipans met the Sugar Plum fairies.  I have a feeling come next fashion month those sugary sweet platforms will be the it item photographed on the streets.

March 5, 2012

OBSESSED: Gucci Fall 2012

The Gucci collection from Milan Fashion Week was absolutely amazing.  The final looks were stunners and the details make it even more impressive.  The mix of sheer fabrics, velvet and the floral patterns and sequins along with the dark color palette made this collection full of knockouts.  Not to mention, the hair and makeup was sophisticated and classy, and hands down my favorite that I saw in MFW.

LFW: Marios Schwab and Matthew Williamson

Although I preferred Matthew Williamson's pre-fall collection, I loved the red lace and feather dress from his fall collection, and Marios Schwab's last looks were absolutely fabulous.  The sheer and sequin dresses were amazing and so pretty  and possibly some of my favorites from the whole season.

Marios Schwab

March 4, 2012

Sophisticated Cool at LFW: Acne, Burberry, Paul Smith and Topshop

Few cities do cool as well as London, which is why brands like Acne, Burberry, Paul Smith and Topshop thrived during LFW by showcasing collections that It girls everywhere will be after.  Acne experimented with the broad shoulder trend that swept through NYFW like wild fire, and Burberry kept it girly with ruffles and statement bow belts.  Paul Smith designed for the young hip working woman, and Topshop went less literal than usual.  Topshop branched from modern Cleopatra to street style chic with awesome boots and wearable, season-defying pieces that a girl can keep in her closet and not discard once a new trend comes around.


LFW: Backstage & Beauty

March 3, 2012

LFW: Felder Felder, Kinder Aggugini, Michael van der Ham and Mulberry

Felder Felder

LFW: Print-centric at Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto

Three collections I am OBSESSED with from London Fashion Week are Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto.  The three designers experimented with prints and shapes to create fun night wear for the bold and daring.  Mary Katrantzou's is probably in my top five favorite collections from Fashion Month.  I love her shapes and colors, and even though her clothes are busy, they never appear to me to be too much because the clean lines make them sleek.  Fulton's clothes are bold and have sophisticated modern shapes.  Her electric blue dresses are like the It girl's LBD.  Finally, Pilotto's collection once again, incorporates unique shapes and textures to create the print-centric looks he has mastered. 

Holly Fulton

LFW: Street Style (part two)